Ashiq (2010)

Ashiq

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Ashiq -- This film records about life of Ashiq, the Uighur bard live in southern border area of Takla Makan Desert. Unlike traditional life of Sufeiyah in Islam society, Asiq who live in southern border area of Takla Makan Desert do different jobs for living except people go into seclusion to cultivate religious sense at Maza (the grave of Uighur). For example some Asiq are ironworkers, other are beggar, merchant, grave dealer, barber, woman Asig, Sheikh (the Islam clergy) etc. However the way and contents they song have remained same as traditional one through the same decent. They convey their earnest feeling to Allah and are doing penance for their sins through this way. This documentary film is a great epic covering whole aspect of Asiq and moreover, includes a challenge of young generation of Asiq in the present city.

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